Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hitchcock classic "Psycho" at Grant Park

The Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho will be shown Tuesday August 11 at 8:27 p.m. at Butler Field in Grant Park.

Janet Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress of 1960, but was bested by Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry. Leigh may have lost the Oscar, but she gained screen immortality as Marion Crane, a bored office worker whose one reckless moment changes everything. Anthony Perkins, as mama's boy Norman Bates, was so good that he was typecast for the rest of his career. Rounding out the cast are Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Martin Balsam.

Filled with many of the touches that make Hitchcock films so much fun, Psycho is an example of narrative film making at its best.

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